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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 23 January, 2020

Four fire brigade units respond to blaze in Dublin city centre

It’s believed the fire started in a stack of material that had been accumulated for Halloween. There have been no injuries.

fire1 Source: Daragh Brophy

Updated at 1.40pm

FOUR UNITS OF Dublin Fire Brigade have been dealing with a blaze at a building on Aungier Street, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares.

Emergency services arrived on the scene at around 12.50pm this lunchtime.

Around 20 firefighters were battling flames from the roof of a one-storey building to the rear of Aungier Street.

There have been no injuries.

fire4 Source: Daragh Brophy

One fire unit was reversed into the car park of a block of flats on York Street, just around the corner, for access. Two hoses were deployed.

Landmark pub The Swan was evacuated due to smoke in the premises.

Gardaí also responded to the scene.

fire3 Source: Daragh Brophy

It’s believed the fire started in a stack of wood and other material that had been accumulated for Halloween, according to Dublin Fire Brigade.

The building was unoccupied.

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